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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Mar 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration a London Man says record British influx Likely on Don. Migrant recruiting for Australia s Jubilee year opened with the jest january on record for inquiries and the number of selection interviews. At Australia House counters Ere crowded throughout the month with people seeking information about migration schemes and conditions in Australia. There were 895 separate selection interviews during the month Ach interview covered one to in people. First campaigns outside Lon Lon for the year were at 14 Entres in Scotland. Seventeen centres in England and one in Wales will be visited a selection officers in february ind March. When the Campaign opened in Glasgow the Rush of inquiries was so great that additional staff was sent from London. Selection officer Brian Maryn of Melbourne saw 263 Cople Between 1 . And losing time at 9 . On the second Day of the Campaign. Although it was mid Winter Here were so Many scots still seeking information after 9 . Hat he addressed them collectively in the Street outside the ministry of labour office and distributed booklets and application they knew they were coming so at the request of the red Cliffs Victoria Rel two Cooks at Mildura Centre Ain Brus Racz and Gyula ban Patskin baked this giant cake and decorated it to commemorate Sturt s voyage Down the Murray. The icing was fashioned to depict the incident in the trip when hostile aborigines held up the party. The cake was exhibited and then sent by the Rel to the Mildura base Hospital where after being admired by All wards it was disposed of by the children patients. Grants at work on fruit Harvest Happy dutch kiddies say hello hundreds engaged in urgent task a hundreds of new australians Are now engaged in harvesting Australia s 1951 fruit crop in irrigation areas along the River Murray. More than 700 new australians have been concentrated a the South australian irrigation area. They were brought to the District by special trains from the Bone Gilla immigration Centre. A South australian officer of he Commonwealth employment service stated that in addition to he seasonal workers available he permanent labour Pool in the Irea had been strengthened by Nore than 400 new australians who had remained in the District from previous harvests. L new australians have made a i Good name for themselves in the fruit areas he said. Many allotted for the Harvest have remained in the area working on properties in order to gain experience to enable them to set themselves up on the land when their employment contracts have ended. They Are Good workers and will be a valuable asset to Australia. 5 special trains brought 60c new australian workers to the Mildura area in Victoria to relieve the acute shortage of Harvest labour. Victorian crop saved new australians have done much to Harvest the fruit crop in the Goulburn Valley District of Victoria. In response to an urgent Appeal 400 migrants arrived from Bathurst immigration Centre. Local response to the Call for labour had been so poor said the Commonwealth employment officer or. O Heare that it would have been difficult to Harvest the crop without the help of migrants. A Many of the pickers in South Australia and Victoria had just i completed a season of Cane cutting in the Northern Rivers areas of new South Wales Whert they earned a High reputation. Migrants Are also providing help in other primary production Fields and Many requests Are being made for their services. Nearly 500 new australian were working on re afforestation projects in Queensland the director of forests or. Grenning announced last month. In Western Australia More than 100 married men had been posted from Northam Centre to firewood Camps in the Kalgoorlie area to keep the mines going. Ten Little dutch children have found that Australia lives a Well up to their expectations. At Bathurst immigration Centre they play in the Sandpit of the kindergarten Romp among the gum Trees and live every full Day. Carved kangaroos and rough Pine slats decorate their kindergarten Gateway. Hunter Valley keen to have migrants bout 50 organisations were represented at a meeting at Newcastle last month when a new assimilation body was formed the Northern Region new settlers league of new South Wales. The aim of the new body is a in the expansion of the Hunter River through the introduction of migrants and their settlement in a secure and Happy place in the Community. It was pointed out that Dairy farming in the Valley was de i dining because of Lack of Man i Power. In the last 10 to 15 years j nearly 25 per cent of manpower employed in the Industry had j transferred to other work. It was decided to make a 1 Survey of the Valley to deter 1 mine where there were vacant i cies which could provide suit j Able accommodation for in Divi duals or families. Branches of the league will be established in adjacent coun a try centres to work towards interesting Rural communities and Farmers in migration generally and m the desirability of employing new settlers on farms. The league also plans to set. Up a Newcastle committee whose work will be essentially assimilate cry. Lull l lib in 1 " a i Ai Aii i new australian teams enter Sydney soccer por f o r the first time teams of Al anew australians will be taking part in Sydney metropolitan soccer league games this year. Teams already nominated Are san Francisco italia Nhak Oah jewish and Ferenc varos hungarian. There is also a dutch team and a polish team. At the league s annual meeting last month or. Michael Punkosti was elected vice president. Or. Punkosti has been actively interested in soccer since his arrived in Australia last year and has already made some Vai Zabic suggestions for the improvement of the game in Australia Iii Iino i a to assist the working of assimilation organisations
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